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PND Engineers Announces New Hires and Professional Achievements in Anchorage Office


PND Engineers, Inc., is pleased to announce the following new hires and professional achievements in its Anchorage office.

Nathan Harris, E.I.T., and Brandi Opsahl, E.I.T., recently joined the firm as staff engineers. Both are lifelong Alaskans, and both graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering. Harris brings to his position field inspection, highway design, and construction administration experience. Opsahl was an intern at PND prior to becoming a full-time employee.  She specializes in building structural design.

Nathan Harris

Brandi Opsahl

Brenna Hughes was hired as an environmental scientist. Hughes holds a bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a master’s degree in science management from the University of Alaska Anchorage.  She has seven years of experience planning, permitting, and executing geophysical and hydrographic surveys in support of marine construction, resource development, and nautical charting. She has broad experience with the Alaska regulatory environment and with the logistics and permits required to implement field projects in remote environments.


Timothy Peters, PND’s systems administrator, recently obtained the CompTIA Security+ certification. The Security+ credential is an internationally recognized validation of foundation-level information technology security skills and knowledge. Peters has seven years of professional IT experience and has been with PND since 2012.


Ingrid Martin, marketing manager for PND, has earned the designation of Certified Professional Services Marketer through the Society for Marketing Professional Services, which advocates for, educates, and connects leaders in the design and building industry. Candidates must meet educational and experience requirements, pass a written examination, and pledge to abide by the CPSM Code of Ethics. Martin, who rejoined PND in August 2014, had previously been the firm’s marketing manager from 2000-2008. She has an extensive background in journalism and has also worked as a federal-contracting proposal manager.


PND Engineers, Inc., founded in Anchorage more than 36 years ago, is a full-service engineering firm that provides civil, structural, arctic, marine, geotechnical, and coastal engineering; hydrology; surveying; environmental permitting; project management; and construction inspection services for a wide range of projects.


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